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... the last couple of days. In Yekaterinburg, the most famous is the 'church on the blood' though in this case, the blood is in reference it being built over the murder site of the Tsar and his family which is (presumably) explained in the Russian descriptions of the selection of photos of the Romanov family displayed in the basement. While here, we have been getting in with the high end of society with a trip to the city's top lunch spot ...
... now works in Hamburg, and his nephew Timothy. They joined us in our compartment for the duration of the stop and plied us with gifts that included a very large jar of home preserved crab apples weighing 2-3 kilos and a coffee table book of photos of the city, a box of chocolates and a large bottle of some kind of carbonated juice. We were delighted that they had taken the trouble to see us and we hope we can repay their kindness in Australia one ...
... two hours’ in time (i.e. effectively losing two hours of our day) since going to sleep (think it’s called progressive 'train lag’).
Victoria as a typical 25 year old student took ages to wake up so we quietly got on with breakfast (porridge and bread and jam, yum!).
Settled down to looking out the window and watched Russia roll on by. We had a comprehensive travel book with us called the ‘Trans-Siberian Handbook’ so Carol kept us ...
... nonetheless Its a disease." They don't envy us our democracy for they feel as free as any people. It may be the most free country in the world in most respects. They don't hate the west or feel jealousy. They have it all too, along with an impending credit crisis. They regret the wasted years and wasted lives, the poverty caused by dogma. They regret that they country doesn't produce consumer products. The creative and able were snuffed in the purges and ...
The following items were useful on our 3-day-ride:
- X-mini Stereo speakers
- Music collection on the smart phone
- Snacks, chocolate, bread, cheese and salami
- Anything that reacts well with hot water from the onboard samowar (tea bags, instant coffee, instant potato puree)
- comfy clothes and flip-flops
- favorite drinks